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Re: Official 2018 Yankees Thread 

Post#381 » by jstudabaka » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:06 pm

The Walker signing is a great acquisition for the money. It would have really been rolling the dice going into the season with 3 totally unproven infielders
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Post#382 » by blue and orange » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:08 pm

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levendis wrote:Damn Ken Singleton is retiring at the end of the year. Bummer. He's great in the booth

Wow! We better win the WS now.


I will miss him a much better play by play guy then Michael Kay, funny for a guy who was an Oriole for a long time and never played for the Yankees, it really felt like he was always a Yankee to me.
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Post#383 » by jstudabaka » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:10 pm

blue and orange wrote:
GEOLINK wrote:
levendis wrote:Damn Ken Singleton is retiring at the end of the year. Bummer. He's great in the booth

Wow! We better win the WS now.


I will miss him a much better play by play guy then Michael Kay, funny for a guy who was an Oriole for a long time and never played for the Yankees, it really felt like he was always a Yankee to me.


Well, Ken did hail from the big apple. He's a great PBP guy. Classy, knowledgeable -- didn't try too hard to sound like the smartest guy in the room or rely on cheesy gimmicks.
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Post#384 » by Are We Ther Yet » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:18 pm

jstudabaka wrote:
blue and orange wrote:
GEOLINK wrote:Wow! We better win the WS now.


I will miss him a much better play by play guy then Michael Kay, funny for a guy who was an Oriole for a long time and never played for the Yankees, it really felt like he was always a Yankee to me.


Well, Ken did hail from the big apple. He's a great PBP guy. Classy, knowledgeable -- didn't try too hard to sound like the smartest guy in the room or rely on cheesy gimmicks.


Always liked Ken. You just listed why.
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Post#385 » by MaseInYourFace » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:22 pm

blue and orange wrote:
GEOLINK wrote:
levendis wrote:Damn Ken Singleton is retiring at the end of the year. Bummer. He's great in the booth

Wow! We better win the WS now.


I will miss him a much better play by play guy then Michael Kay, funny for a guy who was an Oriole for a long time and never played for the Yankees, it really felt like he was always a Yankee to me.


Have always felt he's been underrated as a broadcaster. Plus yeah honorary Yankee if there is such a thing.
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Post#386 » by HarthorneWingo » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:09 pm

Yanks sign Neil Walker to a 2 year deal. I think this is a great move for the Yankees. If he's healthy, he should get around 350-400 ABs. He can play 2B, 3B and 1B. A switch-hitter. Solid move.
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Post#387 » by Ray Williams » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:25 pm

HarthorneWingo wrote:Yanks sign Neil Walker to a 2 year deal. I think this is a great move for the Yankees. If he's healthy, he should get around 350-400 ABs. He can play 2B, 3B and 1B. A switch-hitter. Solid move.


I️ read it was a one year deal.
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Post#388 » by zappafrank » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:19 pm

I don't see Andujar starting the year in the minors. unless he suddenly developes a stone glove or spaghetti arm?
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Post#389 » by MaseInYourFace » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:26 pm

zappafrank wrote:I don't see Andujar starting the year in the minors. unless he suddenly developes a stone glove or spaghetti arm?


Why not? Yankees aren't in a rush to bring him up and I'm pretty sure Yankees still have minor league options on him. I actually interpret this as a sign neither him nor Torres will start the season in MLB.
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Post#390 » by HarthorneWingo » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:42 pm

Ray Williams wrote:
HarthorneWingo wrote:Yanks sign Neil Walker to a 2 year deal. I think this is a great move for the Yankees. If he's healthy, he should get around 350-400 ABs. He can play 2B, 3B and 1B. A switch-hitter. Solid move.


I️ read it was a one year deal.


My bad. You're correct. 1 year.
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Post#391 » by thebuzzardman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:47 pm

In other NY baseball news, Mr Met got a contract extension.
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Post#392 » by Fury » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:55 pm

thebuzzardman wrote:In other NY baseball news, Mr Met got a contract extension.


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Post#393 » by Are We Ther Yet » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:35 pm

Tyler Austin hits another HR dead center.
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Post#394 » by Dr. Detfink » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:18 am

It means Torres is starting in the minors to work on his sliding technique.
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Post#395 » by Papi_swav » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:53 am

This is a good singing, the type of vet we need for our long post season run. Let the kids force their way here. Our whole team is filled with above average to great players . Insane .
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Post#396 » by Phish Tank » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:57 am

At the price, can’t really be too disappointed at the signing. Also gives Torres time to work on his offense


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Post#397 » by xNewYorkMadex » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:22 am

Definitely dont think both Andujar and Torres start the yr in the big leagues. Only 1 of the two will make it. & I dont think Andujar starts the yr w/ us.

As a championship caliber team, it could be a mistake to rely on 2 rookies. Potentially impressive rookies? Yes. But we do need vets just in case they have a slow start in their careers.

I can see Boone rotating Drury/Torres/Walker. Walker probably comes off the bench considering hes arriving to camp late, but he'll still get enough playing time to keep him happy. Being a switch hitter and being able to play so many positions, it shouldnt be hard to get him in the lineup.
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Post#398 » by MaseInYourFace » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:41 pm

xNewYorkMadex wrote:Definitely dont think both Andujar and Torres start the yr in the big leagues. Only 1 of the two will make it. & I dont think Andujar starts the yr w/ us.

As a championship caliber team, it could be a mistake to rely on 2 rookies. Potentially impressive rookies? Yes. But we do need vets just in case they have a slow start in their careers.

I can see Boone rotating Drury/Torres/Walker. Walker probably comes off the bench considering hes arriving to camp late, but he'll still get enough playing time to keep him happy. Being a switch hitter and being able to play so many positions, it shouldnt be hard to get him in the lineup.


It looks like both Torres and Andújar will start season in the minors.

https://nypost.com/2018/03/13/gleyber-torres-immediate-future-looks-pretty-clear-now/
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Post#399 » by thebuzzardman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:41 pm

What's everybody's thoughts on Wade? I feel like even after Walker and Drury, he still makes the team heading north out of spring training
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